Pakistan’s senior politician, intellectual, writer and former student of Sindh Madressatul Islam, (SMI) Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo has said that Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo was a great theorist of Pakistan and an extra ordinary person, who had never compromised on his principles, preached for fundamental rights of common man and worked for Sindhi literature and language till his death. He said this while addressing the Literary Reference organized by Sindh Madressatul Islam University in the honor of its alumnus and former teacher late Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo, on Sunday night, in its premises.
Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo, 87, who had remained student of Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo at Sindh Madressatul Islam in 1940s, said that although his health was not permitting him to travel, but he came here at his Alma-Mater Sindh Madressah from Hyderabad just to pay tribute to his great teacher and a great intellectual of Pakistan Saen Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo. “I told my friends and family members that this is the invitation of Joyo sahib, so I must have to attend the program which has organized by my Alma-Mater Sindh Madressatul Islam,” Mr. Palijo said.
Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo was of the opinion that Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo didn’t committed a single mistake in his entire life of 102 years and proved to be an exemplary man. “I had never felt in my life for a single moment that Joyo sahib should had not done this or that thing. On the contrary, he gave the society ideals, and values of simplicity, selflessness, humbleness, love for human being and consciousness for basic rights of common folk,” another stalwart of Sindhi literature and progressive thinker of the country Mr. Palijo said and maintained that no one can imagine that how much Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo had the knowledge of world history. Whenever, he was talking, history of hundreds of thousands of years was unfolding before us, a human being was emerging as a most respectable creature from his talk and then we were feeling totally changed in our inner world.”
Recalling his school days at SMIU, Mr. Palijo said that one day Joyo sahib had enquired from me about my knowledge of English language, and I had replied in negative, then he suggested me to read English novels. Afterwards, I acted upon his advise and read many English novels written by great novelists of the world. Such practice changed me totally.
Rasool Bux Palijo further said that Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo was not a teacher of that kind, who were teaching students just to get passed in their examinations, but he was a teacher of that nature, who were creating new persons, having social and national consciousness, love and respect for people and play their role for betterment of the nation and society. Mr. Palijo said and maintained that we will make Pakistan a prosperous and peaceful country as envisaged by Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo.
Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU in his welcome address said that Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo had a deep association with his Alma-Mater Sindh Madressatul Islam, which was spread over fifteen years. He said that Mr. Joyo was enrolled at SMI in 1930, when another great scholar and former student of SMI, Dr Umer Bin Mohammad Daudpoto was its Principal.